“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Health & Hygiene

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones. Its name comes from Latin for “porous bones.” The inside of a healthy bone has small spaces,

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Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint condition. OA is also called wear-and-tear arthritis, degenerative arthritis, and degenerative joint disease. A

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Oral Cancers

Oral cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat. It belongs to a larger group of cancers called head and

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Obesity

What is obesity? Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account to measure body size. In adults,

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Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are common. They may be scary, but they rarely indicate a serious medical problem. The nose contains many blood vessels, which are located close

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Neck Pain

What is Neck Pain? Your neck is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical discs absorb shock between the bones.

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Nausea and Vomiting

What are Nausea and Vomiting? Vomiting is an uncontrollable reflex that expels the contents of the stomach through the mouth. It’s also called “being sick” or

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Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers, which include canker sores, are small sores that develop within the mouth. There are no definite causes of mouth ulcers, but some injuries,

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Migraine

More than just the cause of “really bad headaches,” migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. While intense, debilitating headaches frequently characterize

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Yellow Fever

What is Yellow Fever? Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which also transmit dengue and Zika viruses. It’s characterized by a high

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Malaria

What is Malaria? Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It’s typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites

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Lung Cancer

  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs, and can spread

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Calf Pain

  Calf pain can result from muscle strain or cramps or occur due to another condition like sciatica. Treatment depends on the cause. What calf

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Leg Pain

Common causes of leg pain Pain or discomfort anywhere in the leg can range from a dull ache to an intense stabbing sensation. Most leg

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are solid masses made of crystals. Kidney stones usually originate in your kidneys. However, they can develop anywhere along your

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Joint Pain

Joints are the parts of your body where your bones meet. Joints allow the bones of your skeleton to move. Joints include: shoulders hips elbows knees Joint

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Insomnia

What is Insomnia? Insomnia refers to a type of sleep disorder. If you live with insomnia, you may: find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or

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Indigestion

What is Indigestion? Indigestion is the name given to a collection of digestive symptoms, including a feeling of fullness or discomfort in your upper abdomen,

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland is overproducing thyroid hormones. Several health conditions can lead to hyperthyroidism, most commonly Graves’ disease. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped

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Hives

Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised welts that are found on the skin. They are usually red, pink, or flesh-colored, and sometimes they

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Know About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C, an inflammation of the liver, develops after you contract the hepatitis C virus. This virus is bloodborne, which means you can only transmit

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Hemorrhoids

What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. About 50 percent of adults experience the symptoms of hemorrhoids by the

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Heartburn

What is Heartburn? Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest, behind your breastbone. It occurs when stomach acid travels back up your esophagus — the

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Heart Failure

Heart failure is characterized by the heart’s inability to pump an adequate supply of blood to the body. Without sufficient blood flow, all major body

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Angioplasty

What is an Angioplasty? An angioplasty is a surgical procedure to open the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart muscle. These blood vessels

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Heart Attack

Heart attacks — also called myocardial infarctions  Chest pain is the most common warning sign of a heart attack. But there can be other symptoms,

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